It truly was an interesting
semester (my 66th, I think). I saw a large drop rate and
a small drop rate in different sections of the same class in
the same time frame. There seemed to be more work in setting
up the equipment and storing it away. My students were
good at seeing mistakes that prior classes and I had missed.
Overall, I think most of us had a good time and learned
something in the process. I know I did. I didn't
miss teaching the Mech 10 class as much as I had imagined, although
I did miss it somewhat.
It turns out that
I still can get up early to teach a morning class. As
usual, the spring semester just blew by like a March breeze.
Mostly, though, I hope that at least a few of my students
will go from my classes with at least a little interest and,
possibly, a newfound appreciation for the science and art of
I'm sure, unfortunately
for me, that I will never again see most of my former students
who graduate and will forever call themselves, "Sierra
College alumni, 2019." I wish them success, happiness,
good health and fond memories of their alma mater.
May all of you have a great summer break and thank
you for a good semester.